World War 3: To deal with the coronavirus epidemic, if a country purchases important things from China and wants to send an aircraft to order it, then it has to examine some questions. For example, what should be the route of the plane, where should it stop, nowhere…? So that the ship reaches the destination and the government of another country does not seize it on the way.
You may feel that this puzzle is being quenched. But the truth is that some countries of the world are facing this question, mainly the Peruvian government. Due to the kind of emergency situation which has become accessible in the world, the demand for masks, respirators, and mechanical ventilators has increased, and they are not easy to find.
The picture of the business fight is emerging, and the governments of many countries are complaining about it. Even if there is nothing illegal in this, the situation cannot be called good. In order to face the epidemic, the supply of essential things is not available to ordinary citizens. There is talk about the ‘mask war’ in France.
World War 3: Will the countries of the world fight each other?
‘New Age Robbery’
Recently France could not buy masks only because some American buyers paid a higher price in cash. Renaud Musselier, president of a French provincial government, said recently, “The ship was carrying masks for France on a runway in China, Americans bought in cash. The plane that was to come to France went to America.”
A similar complaint came from Germany. This time the target was clearly the US government. German officials alleged that the US had ‘forfeited’ the shipment carrying two lakh masks to the Berlin Police.
Germany’s interior minister Andreas Geisel said, “We see this as a new-age robbery. This is not a problem with friends on the other side of the Atlantic Sea. Even if it is a time of global crisis, we are like a wilderness seems like we cannot behave. We appeal to the US government to follow international rules. “
Countries like India and Turkey
However, the Trump administration has denied the allegations that they are confiscating anything outside the country or are running such a campaign. After this, Germany finally slowed down its tone.
The mask for which Germany had paid the money did not reach Berlin. If this is the situation of wealthy countries like France and Germany, then what can be expected from weak countries.
Professor Manel Piero of Spain’s business school says that it cannot be imagined. The problem is anticipated to be tremendous demand and limited supply. The question that is with European countries, other countries are also facing it. The problem is that the extra money that is being sought is not forgiving. “
This epidemic has shaken globalization and the free market economy. Large countries producing personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks, and garments have banned their exports from ensuring the supply of their hospitals. These include countries like India, Turkey, and the USA.
Free market economy
Spain, which is suffering from the coronavirus epidemic, has recently faced obstacles from European partner countries like Turkey and even its France. France had stopped the consignment of PPE kits passing through it. Under these circumstances, the dilemma of countries like Peru has increased how they ask for their goods from China.
Peru’s Health Minister Victor Zamora said, “Spain has assured that the landing of the ship carrying PPE kits at its airport will not have any problems with the arrival and going ahead. But there are more obstacles on the way. What happened If it stopped in Turkey? What is going to happen? Rules and laws are changing very fast. “
Apart from this, other rules of the free-market economy are also becoming a challenge. For example, only the person who will get the highest price or who will buy the highest quantity will take the goods. These rules were in force and will remain.
Will the countries of the world fight each other?
Preference to America
Victor Zamora says, “In terms of technology and the quantity we are buying, we are the last in the queue of customers. We are purchasing 100 ventilators, and other countries are buying one lakh units. By amount, we have no existence in the market. We are a very small country. “
Even Brazil considered a vigor in Latin America, signifies they are facing problems. A few days ago, Brazil lost an order for medical products in China. According to the Brazilian newspaper ‘O Globo‘, the Chinese seller preferred America instead of Brazil, France, and Canada.
The Indian firm Market Research‘, the market research firm, told that assistance that the coronavirus epidemic has increased demand worldwide. 85 percent of hospitals worldwide are facing supply problems.
“It has been estimated that developed countries like the US only have reserves of four to four and a half million masks. It accounts for one to one and a half percent of the total demand. The situation is the same in Europe and developing countries,” says Meticulous Research. Too bad. “
In the case of medical supplies, America is considered to be the world’s highest reserve country. America, which has seen four lakh cases of infection with Coronavirus and more than 13 thousand deaths, is preparing for worse times. According to ‘Meticulous Research’, American companies have doubled their production by working on a war footing.
Sources in the US government say, “We hope that demand will double by April. In the coming hundred days, America will need one lakh ventilators. After all, all the companies on earth are engaged in production; they do not satisfy this demand.
Concept of globalization
The raisers may have increased their rates, but to satisfy the demand, the supply has gone out of its power. “Meticulous Research,” says, “For example, Medtronic, an Irish company, has increased its ventilator production capacity by 40%. Italian company Sierra, which produces 160 ventilators every month, wants to make two thousand ventilators in four months.”
Automobile company Ceat has stopped production of vehicles in Spain and is now manufacturing ventilators for hospitals. In some countries, textile companies are making masks. Victor Zamora says, “On a business scale, for me, this epidemic has killed the concept of economic globalization, and we have returned to protectionism.”
Some university students in Peru have prepared a prototype of a ventilator. This South American country currently has very few ventilators, and even those it has bought from foreign markets will not be delivered until the end of April. However, Victor Zamora fears that these ventilators may not reach Peru.
Don’t get another …
People in the building industry commonly used equipment like respirators, but now they are being used in hospitals. In the past, the Trump administration resorted to a law made at the time of the Korea War, to prevent the production of ‘3M’ aspirators from the American company producing it to Canada and Latin America.
In a press conference, President Trump said, “We need a mask. We don’t want other people to get it. If people don’t give it to us, our people need it. Then we will deal with them quickly.”
After several days of tension, the company and the White House reached an agreement. Under this, ‘3M’ promised that the exporters of the respirators from their factories abroad would be exported to America as well as supply to other countries would continue.
Millions of people have come under the grip of the coronavirus epidemic. Trust between the countries of the world has weakened. In the words of Professor Manel Piero, Corona has put the most disgusting face of governments and the market economy in front of us.
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